First German-African ICT startup fair held in Berlin – ICT@frica

The first German-African ICT Start-up Fair was held on 11 October 2014 in the Malzfabrik venue in Berlin, Germany. Ten German-African start-ups from the automotive, cooling technology, resource planning, irrigation technology, engineering, solar and wind power technology, as well as sanitary and electro technology areas were presenting their business ideas at the event and inviting all those interested to have…

AMPION – crowdfunding breaks new ground to support African entrepreneurs

+++ AMPION press release – Harare / Berlin +++ “Adopt a startup”: A new way to make innovative African startups sustainable The crowdfunding campaign for this years’ AMPION Venture Buses went live on September 23, 2014. In order to fund our extensive AMPION Fellowship Program supporting the most creative and innovative startups built on the…

The Noble Kebab Shop

The story about a roadside grill in the north of Ghana. A documentary by ulrik tofte Nabila is the owner of the “The Noble Kebab shop”. He is funny and cheerful and despite the distinguished name in all its modesty the grill consists of a severed oil drum, which is used as a drive-by grill. But…

Curbing Unemployment in Africa (Botswana) by Incorporating Entrepreneurship Training in the Education System

An essay by Malebogo Pamelah Bogale  Entrpreneurship training -malebogo.botswana (PDF) According to World Bank Conference (2000), In the case of Botswana most of the 19.6% unemployed are relatively young people with low educational qualifications and no skill. With the employment mix becoming more skill intensive in both the private and government sectors, it means that each year…

African Business: Africa is Untapped

by Efeturi P. Odele Africa is the world’s second-largest continent in landmass and also the second most populous continent with about 1.033 billion people. Presently, the economy of most African countries are growing faster than the economies of most developed countries because most developed countries are near their economic zenith (convergence in economics). Reasons for…